Woodland Middle School Students Earn Top Honors at LISEF

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Ten Woodland Middle School eighth-graders were recognized for their scientific research at the LISEF-SSP Broadcom MASTERS Fair on March 17. This is one of three science fairs held by the Long Island Science and Engineering Fair. Woodland had students place in the first, second, third, and honorable mention categories for their work.

According to its website, LISEF promotes three science fairs that allow students to present their work to more than 1,000 judges consisting of leading scientific professionals. The middle school fair, a partnership between the Society for Science and the Public and Broadcom, encourages sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders to perform an investigation and present their findings to a panel of judges.

During the fair, held at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, more than 200 middle school students presented their research and in-depth experiments in biology, behavioral science, physics, earth science and mathematics to representatives of local school districts, universities, scientific institutions and other professionals in their related fields.

Julia Curet and Ashlee Sjoholm captured first place with their experiment, “The Effect of Cost on Consumer Decisions.” The team of Nuha Asad, Emma Friel and Elaine Sam earned second place for their project, “The Effect of Potassium Glucinate on Plant Growth.” Securing third place were Sarah Eisenberg, Samantha Schlectman and Alexa Scotti with their research on “The Effect of Erosion on Rip Currents.” Additionally, Sachin Jojode and Rahat Rahman received honorable mention for their experiment, “The Effect of Various Materials on Durability of Bioplastics.”

The district congratulates these students on the success of their scientific research and applauds each of their accomplishments.